Boutique Hotel San Roque
As you head north across Tenerife, the sun-baked south gives way to cool mountains and a rocky shoreline; barren vistas stark against their lush alter-egos. It's on the dramatic northern coastline that Garachico can be found, huddled at the foot of forested slopes. This underdeveloped corner of the island is rich in Canarian heritage, with well-preserved architecture, volcanic coves and lava-sculpted landscapes. The pretty town brims with tiny artisan shops, traditional bars and family-run restaurants, many concealed behind colourful façades.
Boutique Hotel San Roque can be found on a quiet street, just off the village’s Pueblo-style square, which buzzes with life after dark. Rooted in its surroundings, the terracotta-hued hotel has a strong sense of place. A cluster of Canarian-style buildings is arranged around the central courtyard, strewn with fanning palms and pale armchairs, and the outdoor pool, which is carved into volcanic rock. White-linen dining tables spill out from the restaurant and line the turquoise splash of water, illuminated by lamps at night. To one side, an outdoor terrace overlooks the ocean, to a soundtrack of waves lashing the rocks.
Each of the 20 rooms and suites is individually decorated, some with deep teal and terracotta tones, others with muted tangerine or rich latte hues. All are decked out with Bauhaus-era furniture and original artwork. Push the boat out and book the La Torre Suite – this stunning cocoon is set in a former watchtower, with a corner hot tub and private terrace looking out over the sea and mountains.